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7:52 AM ET ESPN staff Formula One has released the first images of a prototype 2021 model in the windtunnel as it continues to assess the next generation of race car. F1 is set for a complete overhaul of the current regulations in 2021 and hopes the rules will create cars which deliver closer racing
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5:46 AM ET Eamonn Tiernan Seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes has extended his contract with Red Bull Holden Racing to compete in the championship’s enduro races for another two years. Supercars legend Lowndes is the reigning Bathurst winner and the new deal means he’ll race at Mount Panorama until at least 2021. The 45-year-old
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2:33 AM ET Eamonn Tiernan A reinvigorated Will Davison says he’s ready to end his Supercars win drought and bring back his “killer instinct” at The Bend SuperSprint this weekend. Davison hasn’t won since clinching his second Bathurst 1000 title almost three years ago but the “born-again” Ford star believes he’s coming into his prime.
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7:00 PM ET Associated Press Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing did an internal review of the opening-lap crash at Pocono Raceway and absolved driver Takuma Sato of causing the accident. The team said it took the rare step Tuesday of publicly defending Sato, who has been widely blamed for triggering a five-car accident that altered the
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6:58 PM ET Associated Press LONG POND, Pa. — The black clouds that enveloped Pocono and officially brought the IndyCar race to a premature end didn’t appear until the halfway point. But they’ve really been hanging over the track since the series returned to the mountains in 2013. A fatal crash. A promising career wrecked
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9:09 PM ET Associated Press BRAINERD, Minn. — Leah Pritchett ended a 26-event winless streak Sunday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Pritchett beat Mike Salinas in the final with a 4.066-second run at 235.72 mph for her eighth career Top Fuel title. “It was great to see the win light,
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6:58 PM ET ESPN News Services LONG POND, Pa. — Will Power won the shortened race Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the 13th straight season he’s won an IndyCar race. The race was called with 72 laps left because of lightning and severe weather in the area. The lightning near the track meant the medevac helicopter
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3:34 PM ET ESPN News Services IndyCar said driver Felix Rosenqvist was evaluated at a hospital and is set to be released after a big crash on the first lap of Sunday’s race at Pocono. Takuma Sato triggered the frightening crash when he tried to dart through an opening on a three-wide move in Turn
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7:56 PM ET Associated Press BRAINERD, Minn. — Minnesota driver Jason Line raced to his second Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier of the season and 55th overall Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Line’s Friday run of 6.606 seconds at 207.27 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro help up through the
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11:58 AM ET Associated Press LONG POND, Pa. — Josef Newgarden gets a kick out of anyone who considers the IndyCar championship race limited to two or three drivers. The 2017 series champion counts a field four or five deep all chasing him for first as the season winds down. Newgarden, first in the standings,
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11:58 AM ET Associated Press LONG POND, Pa. — IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden will start on the pole at Pocono Raceway after rain washed out qualifying on Saturday. The field for Sunday’s race was set on points: Alexander Rossi starts second, followed by Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon. With four races left this season,
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9:06 PM ET Associated Press BRAINERD, Minn. — Matt Hagan led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Hagan had a 3.890-second run at 328.46 mph in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. “Rolling here and having two great laps off the bat, there’s a lot of confidence right
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11:15 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brett Moffitt pulled away on a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ playoff opener Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot in the Round of 6. Moffitt finished 0.743 seconds ahead of 17-year-old Chandler Smith for
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5:01 PM ET Ed Jackson Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi will join fellow IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe to drive a wildcard entry at this year’s Bathurst 1000. The pair will pilot the wildcard entry at Mount Panorama for Walkinshaw Andretti United on October 13 in Supercars’ showpiece. It’s the first race in Australia for Rossi
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10:03 AM ET F1’s summer break is a time for team’s to assess the first half of the season and set targets for the second. We look at the biggest concerns for each — both long- and short-term — as they prepare for the remainder of the 2019 season. Mercedes: A tough decision Mercedes faces
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5:46 AM ET ESPN staff Kimi Raikkonen’s son, Robin, has driven his first laps in a go-kart, marking what could be the start of a career following in his father’s wheel tracks. Raikkonen posted images and video of his four-year-old son driving around a wet go-kart track on Instagram with the caption “ACEMAN BEGINS”. He
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8:26 AM ET American Formula 2 driver Juan Manuel Correa will make his Formula One debut in a private test with Alfa Romeo on Aug. 24. Correa, 20, is an Alfa Romeo development driver and has been racing for the Sauber Junior Team by Charouz in F2 this year. The test will take place at
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6:26 AM ET Although the decision to replace Pierre Gasly with Alex Albon seems harsh from the outside, it is supported by one simple fact: Red Bull is 44 points behind Ferrari in the constructors’ championship this year and Gasly’s lacklustre performances have cost the team more than that over the first 12 races. But
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1:16 AM ET Eamonn Tiernan Supercars star Chaz Mostert has promised to “throw caution to the wind” at Mount Panorama this year in pursuit of his second Bathurst 1000 title. Mostert will likely have to wait another year for his maiden Supercars title but the Tickford Racing gun says winning Bathurst will “delete” his championship
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6:44 AM ET Alex Albon will take Pierre Gasly’s seat at Red Bull for the second half of the 2019 season, with Gasly moving back to Toro Rosso. Gasly joined Red Bull from Toro Rosso at the start of the year but has struggled for performance, scoring just 63 points to teammate Max Verstappen’s 181.
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11:52 AM ET Jamie Chadwick won the inaugural W Series championship Sunday, with her fourth-place finish in the series finale at Brands Hatch proving enough to secure the title. With Alice Powell crossing the finish line first in Kent for her maiden win in the six-race series, Chadwick needed to finish fourth to be crowned
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8:37 AM ET ESPN News Services McLaren is partnering with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for a full-time return to IndyCar competition next season that includes a switch from Honda to Chevrolet, raising questions about Honda-sponsored Arrow driver James Hinchcliffe. The new two-car team will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and rely on Arrow SPM’s
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8:59 AM ET McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar racing in 2020 in partnership with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Chevrolet. The British team will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP, entering two Chevrolet-powered cars in next year’s championship. No drivers were mentioned. Former Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran, the sporting director of McLaren
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10:56 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, but will spend no time in jail. Court records show Unser received a 363-day suspended sentence, and 363 days of probation. He is required to complete 480 hours of community service. An
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12:09 PM ET The Mexican Grand Prix has secured a three-year deal to remain in Formula One until the end of 2022 despite losing its public funding. The future of the race was in doubt after the federal government announced it would no longer subsidise the grand prix once the existing contract expired at the
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7:50 AM ET Valtteri Bottas says he has a “Plan B” and “even a Plan C” in case he is not retained by Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton’s teammate next year. 1 Related The Finnish driver is second in this year’s drivers’ championship but faces an uncertain summer break as he waits on Mercedes to decide
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